Barbara Tomash — “Of Anima,” “Of Thirst,” “Of Tongues”


Barbara Tomash is the author of five books of poetry including Her Scant State (forthcoming Apogee Press 2023), PRE- (Black Radish 2018), Arboreal (Apogee 2014), The Secret of White (Spuyten Duyvil 2009), and Flying in Water, winner of the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award. Two chapbooks Of Residue, and A Woman Reflected, were published this year. Her writing has recently been a finalist for the Dorset Prize, the Colorado Prize, the Test Site Poetry Prize, and the Black Box Poetry Prize. Before her creative interests turned her toward writing she worked extensively as a multimedia artist. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Conjunctions Online, Conjunctions, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, OmniVerse, and numerous other journals. She lives in Berkeley, California, and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.